Crafts made by hand called handicrafts and handicrafts made by India called Indian handicrafts. Indian people have been using hand made crafts for a long time. At early age, they made crafts to fulfill their needs but now these crafts become a part of Art and I think heritage is an appropriate word to use.
India is well known for it’s culture and colorful traditions & customs but it’s too famous for handicrafts. The craftmen made extra efforts to create a special and valuable product for kings and queens, specially for queens to please them and got reward for this. Now all these crafts we see in the museums. Now, time to time Indian government organise craft exhibitions and craft mela (fairs) where craftmen show their talent.
The famous north Indian crafts are paper mache products of Kashmir, East India is famous for its various Indian handicraft products including tribal art and crafts. Some of these states of India located at the top of east India known as seven sisters. Bamboo craft is famous in all over East India, the Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, Manipur are known for this handicrafts.Three major and largest states located at west India, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. These states are also known for their different handicrafts products. Rajasthan is well known for its miniature paintings of India, furniture of Rajasthan, metal crafts, marble and other stone crafts, wooden decorative items, Rajasthani dresses, gems and stone jewelry of Rajasthan, lakh jewelry, puppets.
Gujarat state is the largest states of cotton production, so it is known for cotton products. Cotton home furnishing and decorated products. Hand embroidered cotton clothes and wall hangings of Gujarat are very famour. Quilts dari, bed sheets spread colours all over the world.
Maharashtra is also known for various handicrafts products, lether crafts specially kolhapuri chappals, hand made lether sandals, textile industry of maharashtra, and worli paintings.
South Indian crafts tanjor paintings, bnidri crafts, brass statue making techniques, leather lampshades, wooden toys, shell handicrafts and jewelry, coconut crafts, pearls jewelry from Andhra pradesh, brass metal wares and statues techniques are totally different from the moradabad (a city of Uttarpradesh) brass molding techniques. Wood craft is very famous to decorate temples and homes.